For cases where you need to install bcmwl-kernel-source but you are offline, here is an excellent answer about it. For example, if you have previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method: If you need to reset your password, click here. Then in a terminal, execute: The reason why I am saying that is that I can get connected to my modem through windows but not through ubuntu, so there must be something about the driver that doesn’t allow ubuntu to connect to all kind of connection, excluding those on a channel above the In such case, which I assume happens quite often, since 1 The inherent dependency isn’t resolved and 2 There’s a break in the wl interface upon upgrades which may involve a kernel update , in such case, you should simply do the following two steps and I assume you don’t need to reinstall the WiFi driver sources: Yi Jiang 1 12

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networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

Based on your interests and requirement, you would perhaps do a lot more than what I suggest here. The system has to start from scratch in order for this to work and to avoid any conflicts that may appear if earlier work was done. This applies for cases, for example, where the bcmwl-kernel-source is already installed but the driver does not yet work. This is a common problem to Broadcom wireless chip. Preparing USB boot drive is quite straight forward. Can anyone see what’s wrong or tell me what else to try?


If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. Please tell me how to gracefully uninstall this and install the better one if there is one. The first is the firmware-binstaller package. This package contains Broadcom Now after running a command sudo lshw -C network I’ve got the following info: Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for bfm4321 release should be updated.

[SOLVED] BCM [14e] no wireless and no wired (if I don’t blacklist wl)

Remove everything of STA that you have sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source Install that again manually: The instructions on their wiki tends to work on other distros.

Download package and dependency packages related to it on the same folder. As always, I appreciate your thoughtful consideration. You need to extract your firmware from the tarball. Run the following commands to get hcm4321 Wifi properly working:.

Introduced in Linux 2. For other Linux distribution, please refer to the list at the bottom of this post.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

I guess it builds kernel or driver dependencies or both. Select your appropriate time zone and click Continue.


Broadcom Corporation BCM If it gives any errors, read the error and follow the steps it mentions. First uninstall the proprietary driver from ‘additional drivers”. If it doesn’t bcm321 or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type. For installation instructions, please see here. What are you using to actually control your wifi device: Find More Posts by frankbell View Blog.

And add the headers dependency, you could remove them afterwards–and surely you’d have to rebuild the module upon kernel change. It has worked once and I was able to update the default packages. It ,int well be a USB power management issue. You guys should add formatting and colors to your apt-get routine, it’s so much easier, especially for novice users, to understand what may have gone wrong.

For additional software installation, please use the app Software Manager. I have rebooted this somewhere around 10 times before this on different days hoping for a connection, but didn’t get one.